Common Worship texts

    Introduction
     
  This Lectionary supplements the Collects, Epistles and Gospels printed out in The Book of Common Prayer by providing
       
    Psalms and Old Testament lessons which may be used at Holy Communion alongside the Epistles and Gospels which are printed out in the Prayer Book;
    A Collect, psalm and readings for use at Holy Communion on certain days for which no Collect, Epistle and Gospel are printed out in the Prayer Book; and
    Alternative Collects for Good Friday and Easter Day.
     
    The collects and New Testament readings originated for the most part in the 1928 Prayer Book; the Old Testament readings appeared first in The Book of Common Prayer according to the use of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon (1960). These provisions were appended to the Series One Holy Communion service in 1965 and subsequently re-authorized. In 2000 they were re-authorized for use until further resolution of the General Synod.
     
    Any version of Holy Scripture may be used which is permitted by lawful authority.
     
    The references to passages of Scripture in the readings are to the numeration of the Authorized Version of the Bible.
     
    Prayers or portions of Holy Scripture within square brackets [ ] may be omitted